Palestine Book Awards celebrating 10 years

29 April 2021

Palestine Book Awards will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year and bring together authors, publishers and friends. With poetry, films and excerpts from winning and shortlisted books, readers are also encouraged to submit their prose and poetry on Palestine and let us know who inspires you.

The Palestine Book Awards hosts an annual ceremony to honour and endorse the best books written in English on the subject of Palestine. The awards promote existing books on Palestine as well as encouraging new authors to write about this sensitive but important topic with the aim of drawing attention to a cause that rests at the heart of the Middle East.

To celebrate this milestone we have put together this video to remember those 10 year incredible years trying to cover some of the winners to the shortlisted authors. 

The MEMO team would like to celebrate all those who have won an Award over the past decade and have welcomed many of them back to discuss the importance of literature and prose to the Palestinian cause. 

Join us on Twitter to celebrate the great literary works. 

List of Palestine Book Awards winners: 

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List of Palestine Book Awards Judges: 

Judges in alphabetical order


Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza
  • Tolerance Is a Wasteland: Palestine and the Culture of Denial
  • Reclaiming Humanity in Palestinian Hunger Strikes : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Decolonizing the Body
  • Psychoanalysis under occupation: practicing resistance in Palestine
  • Power born of dreams: my story is palestine
  • Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization
  • Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies
  • Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said
  • Except for Palestine: The limits of progressive politics
  • A history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, awareness, and revolution in the middle east
  • Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
  • Against the Loveless World
  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not
  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Where the Bird Disappeared